Dwayne Johnson ‘Is Turning to Country Music’

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the WrestleMania XXVII press conference at Hard Rock Cafe New York on March 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Photo: Mike Coppola/2011 Getty Images

"Dwayne Johnson is turning to country music" is perhaps the strangest, most chilling sentence ever run in Variety. But there it is! The Rock is going country, y'all, in an upcoming biopic of Charley Pride. Terrence Howard was originally cast in the role, but "the ball got fumbled," Pride told a Canadian newspaper. "Terrence is no doubt a more in-depth actor academically, but Dwayne is such a force on screen." [Variety, Telegraph Journal]